How To Apply

Due to the State’s COVID-19 restrictions, our next class is to be determined. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

If you want to apply follow the below steps:

Step 1.  Determine Eligibility

* Volunteer for the program.
* 16-18 years old.
* Legal resident of the United States and of Oregon.
* Academically deficient (behind in high school credits).
* Free from felony convictions, no open violations for adult status offenses
* Physically / Mentally capable to participate.

Step 2.  Schedule and complete Orientation.

It is mandatory that all applicants and their legal guardian attend an Orientation, or review the Orientation slides and complete the Orientation Attendance form. Application files will not begin until a signed Orientation Attendance form is received by the Admissions Department. For applicants attending the virtual “GOOGLE MEETS” Orientation, an orientation form will be sent to those who are confirmed as present during the virtual presentation.

   Schedule an Orientation

Step 3.  Complete Application

The application is now PDF fillable. Complete the full application and return the application to OYCP. The Admissions Department will not consider incomplete applications or applications received after the start date of the class.  Please ensure you have signed all forms requiring your signature.  Applications may be emailed (preferred method), mailed or faxed.  OYCP does not accept responsibility for lost applications. It is your responsibility to ensure we have received your full complete application. Eligible applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. The sooner you submit your completed application, the better.  Please don’t delay!

   Download Application

Application Assistance Video

Step 4.  Selection

OYCP has space for 240 Cadets, comprised of 4 Platoons of 60.  Our ratio of male and female Cadets will be determined by the number of applications received by male and female applicants.  Selection of candidates will be accomplished prioritizing applicants on a combination of grade level and academic standing, (credits achieved) selecting those applicants who are most behind in high school credits to those who are least behind in high school credits.  Applicants that have submitted a complete application, have been selected, and verbally accepted an offer to attend the program will be emailed an invitation letter; this letter will be sent at a minimum of 14 days prior to the start date.  It is important to follow the detailed instructions in the invitation.


Please call or email our Admissions Department if you have further questions at the contact information below:

541-317-9623 ext 223/267/225